Education, Education, Education
by The Wardrobe Ensemble
A Wardrobe Ensemble, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Shoreditch Town Hall co-production
Education, Education, Education is A Wardrobe Ensemble, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Shoreditch Town Hall co-production.
The show transferred to Trafalgar Studios in Summer 2019.
Written and created by the company
Tom Brennan, Tom England, Emily Greenslade, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, James Newton, Ben Vardy, Greg Shewring (UK Tour), Hanora Kamen (Trafalgar Studios)
Jesse Jones & Helena Middleton
Technical Stage Manager
Additional material by Edythe Woolley
It's May 1997. Tony Blair has won the election and Katrina and the Waves have won Eurovision. Channel 5 is a month old. No one knows who Harry Potter is. Britain is the coolest place in the world.
At the local secondary school it's a different story. Miss Belltop-Doyle can't control her year 10s, Mr Pashley has been put in charge of a confiscated tamagotchi and Miss Turner is hoping that this muck-up day goes smoother than the last. Tobias, the German language assistant, watches on. Things can only get better.
Education, Education, Education is The Wardrobe Ensemble's love letter to the schools of the 90s and asks big questions about a country in special measures, exploring what we are taught and why, and where responsibility lies.
The Wardrobe Ensemble use their trademark inventive theatricality and irreverent humour to explore the stories that have shaped our recent political history, and what the future might look like.
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